Governor of the Bank of England
|Governor of the
Bank of England
Seal of the Bank of England
|Residence||London, United Kingdom|
|Appointer||Monarch on advice from the Prime Minister|
|Inaugural holder||Sir John Houblon|
|Website||Governor of the Bank of England|
The Governor of the Bank of England is the most senior position in the Bank of England. It is nominally a civil service post, but the appointment tends to be from within the Bank, with the incumbent grooming his or her successor. The incoming Governor is current Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney, the first foreigner to be appointed to the post. The Governor of the Bank of England is also Chairman of the Monetary Policy Committee, with a major role in guiding national economic and monetary policy, and is therefore one of the most important public officials in the United Kingdom.
The 119th and current Governor is Mervyn King, appointed in 2003. He will be succeeded in the summer of 2013 by Mark Carney, the current Governor of the Bank of Canada.
Governors of the Bank of England 
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